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The Penrith Panthers are in dangerous form, and that spells bad news for a Wests Tigers outfit with little recent success against the men from the mountains. Join The Roar for live scores of their Saturday-night encounter from 7:35pm (AEST).
Sitting pretty in second at the start of Round 8, the Panthers have been one of the unexpected success stories of the season so far. Today they take on the Wests Tigers, against whom they’ve won five of their last six.
The Tigers are one of the NRL’s great enigmas, capable of producing the sublime and embarrassing from week to week. Last round was certainly an example of the former, Michael Maguire’s men towelling up the lowly Bulldogs to the tune of 34-6.
Wests have gone with an unchanged side on the back of that performance, while there’s just the one change to the Penrith lineup which got the better of Souths last week: winger Josh Mansour comes back into the team for Brent Naden.
Kick-off: 7:35pm (AEST)
Venue: Bankwest Stadium
TV: Fox Sports
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, NRL Live Pass
1. Adam Doueihi, 2. David Nofoaluma, 3. Joey Leilua, 4. Moses Mbye, 5. Tommy Talau, 6. Josh Reynolds, 7. Luke Brooks, 8. Josh Aloiai, 9. Harry Grant, 10. Oliver Clark, 11. Luke Garner, 12. Luciano Leilua, 13. Matthew Eisenhuth
Bench/Reserves: 14. Elijah Taylor, 15. Thomas Mikaele, 16. Sam McIntyre, 17. Michael Chee-Kam, 18. Benji Marshall, 19. Chris Lawrence, 20. Billy Walters, 21. Russell Packer
1. Dylan Edwards, 2. Josh Mansour, 3. Dean Whare, 4. Stephen Crichton, 5. Brian To’o, 6. Jarome Luai, 7. Nathan Cleary, 8. James Tamou, 9. Apisai Koroisau, 10. James Fisher-Harris, 11. Villame Kikau, 12. Liam Martin, 13. Isaah Yeo
Bench/Reserves: 14. Matt Burton, 15. Zane Tetevano, 16. Moses Leota, 17. Billy Burns, 18. Mitch Kenny, 19. Brent Naden, 20. Spencer Leniu, 21. Tyrone May